Sunday, March 16, 2014

LILAC Project Seeking Partner Institutions

The LILAC Project is now seeking partner institutions to join us.  If you are interested and will be in CCCC in Indianapolis, Thursday, March 20, 2014, jcome to our panel, D.01, 3:15-4:30pm, in the JW Marriott, 1st Floor, Room 205.

Copies of our IRB application and letter of approval, Call for Partner Institutions, Instructions for Partner Institutions, and other relevant materials are available at at

Contact for more information about the LILAC Project.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

ACRL Seeks Feedback on Draft Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education

I hope some of us can respond to this important work.  In the request for feedback, ACRL Senior Strategist for Special Initiatives Kara Malenfant notes that

      Since the publication of the first standards [in 2000], the information environment has evolved into a fragmented, complex information ecosystem that demands greater sense-making and metacognition from the student. To better equip students to navigate, understand and contribute in this dynamic information ecosystem, the task force determined that move from the traditional standards model to a Framework was needed to allow for more creative and integrated information literacy learning outcomes. The new Framework seeks to address the interconnected nature of the abilities, practices and dispositions of the student, moving away from the hierarchical and formulaic approach of the current standards.
Comments are requested by 5pm central time, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. To access the Framework and the link to the Survey Monkey form for comments, please visit the Web site at

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

LILAC Strikes Again

We will be presenting on LILAC at the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) in Indianapolis, IN, this March.  Follow the link below for details.

Friday, December 06, 2013

Project Information Literacy (PIL) has released their most recent findings.

See the full report at

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Another LILAC Project Presentation

Dr. Janice Walker (Georgia Southern University) and Dr. Susan Brown (Kennesaw State University) will be presenting, "Learning Information Literacy Across the Curriculum: The LILAC Project," at the Teacher Education Division (TED) of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, this Friday, November 8, at 1:30 pm.

For more information on the Conference, visit the Web site at

Hope to see you there!


Friday, July 26, 2013

LILAC Project Workshop

This year's post-conference workshop at the annual Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy August 23-24, 2013, in Savannah, Georgia, will be a LILAC Project workshop, facilitated by Katt Blackwell-Starnes (Lamar University); Janice R. Walker, Leigh Ann Williams, and Liz Kelly (Georgia Southern University); and Susan Brown (Kennesaw State University).

We will be working on identifying student information-seeking behaviors in the videos for use as we move forward with the study.  We hope to have approval to begin a larger, multi-institutional study this coming year.  Stay tuned for more information!

If you will be attending this year's conference, please plan to join us at the workshop.  If not, why aren't you coming?! :)


Thursday, May 02, 2013

Join us for the Graduate Research Network at Computers and Writing Conference!


The 2013 Graduate Research Network (GRN) is an annual forum at the Computers and Writing Conference to connect researchers with other researchers and discussion leaders in the field.

We invite proposals for work-in-progress discussion at the 14th annual GRN, June 6, 2013, at the Computers and Writing Conference hosted this year by Frostburg State University, Frostburg, MD.  Work at any stage of completion is welcome, from those just beginning to think through ideas to those ready to consider venues for publication. The GRN is FREE to all registered conference participants.  Remember, too: you do NOT have to be a graduate student to participate! Anyone who would like to benefit from the conversations and feedback about projects they are working on is welcome!

Morning sessions will consist of roundtable discussions of works-in-progress.  During the afternoon GRN, we will offer an exciting job workshop.  We need both presenters and Discussion Leaders.  Sign up NOW.
·        For more information about the GRN and to sign up to participate, please visit our Web site at   And don’t forget to apply for GRN/C&W Travel Grant Funding if you meet eligibility requirements. Even if you have already registered for the C&W Conference and checked the GRN Workshop box, you will still need to complete our form. And if you did NOT register for GRN, don't worry--there's still time!

·        We also hope that those who can will consider donating to the GRN/C&W Travel Grant Fund.  For more information on how you can contribute—or to apply for funding—see

·        AND don’t forget, you can also help us raise money for the GRN/C&W Travel Grant Fund , stay fit, and have fun by participating in Ride2CW.  For more information, see

See you in Frostburg!  Remember:  GRN!